Wednesday, October 15, 2008

CIO

Last night I let Ben cry it out. I couldn't stay up any longer. I was exhausted from 3 nights in a row of no sleep. Between he and Lily, I was just done. DONE I tell you.

So I put him to bed at 7:30. He woke at 11. I nursed him and put him back down. He woke at 12:30 and I didn't go in. He whimpered and cried off and on for a while. Finally I fell asleep. I have no clue how much longer he cried....I do feel bad about that. BUT he survived and his Momma will be in a better mood because of it!

Lily must have slept all night too as I don't recall her waking. I think I got at least 6 hours of uninterrupted sleep. That felt great!

4 comments:

bren j. said...

Hi Liz! Thanks for stopping by my blog. :)
I hear you about CIO. It made me feel like such a 'bad parent' the first time....but then I actually got some sleep and it made me a much better parent the next day. We're finally down to waking up only once/night. yippee!

Supercool Hotmama said...

Good for you! That's the way to train them! It's hard at first, but soon he'll stop waking at that time.

I came from Pennies in my Pocket looking for your Self-Esteem Sunday post. I think this qualifies! Good job Mom!

Warasa said...

Wow you have many interesting blogs. But I like this one the most lol.

So this is how it's like to be parents. Ah, I told my boyfriend all the time that we should save some troubles and just live happily ever after without the children. He's not convinced tho.

fivetonine said...

As mom to another 6-month-old boy who isn't sleeping through the night (not even close!), I'd love to hear how the CIO is going, now 5 days later. Fruitfully, I hope! (I've just started with letting mine cry for 5 minutes before picking him up...the wimpy woman's version.)